Louise Brooks

American dancer and actress
Louise Brooks in 1927

Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906August 8, 1985), born Mary Louise Brooks, was an American silent film actress, dancer, model, showgirl and writer.


  • I have a gift for enraging people, but if I ever bore you it will be with a knife.
    • Lulu in Hollywood (1982)
  • I have been taking stock of my 50 years since I left Wichita. How I have existed fills me with horror for I failed in everything. Spelling, arithmetic, writing, swimming, tennis, golf, dancing, singing, acting, wife, mistress, whore, friend, even cooking. And I do not excuse myself with the usual escape of not trying. I tried with all my heart.
    • Looking for Lulu (1998)

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